Juden out as public safety director; Parson names Karsten as interim leader

Gov. Mike Parson is replacing one of the Missouri Cabinet members he inherited from former Gov. Eric Greitens. Charles “Drew”Juden has served as public safety director since January 2017. He was among three Cabinet picks Greitens announced before his inauguration. Col. Sandra Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, will serve as interim director while a search for a successor is conducted. She will continue to head the Highway Patrol as well.

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Let's Talk Business: Welcome Back, Southeast Students!

The Chamber wants to be sure YOU understand how glad we are to see you! Since 1873, students and faculty alike have made their way to the campus of Southeast Missouri State University to begin a new semester and a life changing experience. This year will be no different. On behalf of the regional business and professional community, we want to welcome you and express our appreciation for all you bring to strengthen our area. Our partnerships with the University are numerous and our...

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The entirety of Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, is suffering from a crippling drought that is the most severe in recent memory.

The tough conditions are drying up huge swathes of land, leaving farmers struggling to feed their livestock and water their crops. It's also exacerbating bushfires in the state.

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An Apple store in Amsterdam was evacuated and temporarily closed on Sunday in what local news reports described as the explosion of an iPad battery.

President Trump praised federal agents protecting the nation's borders and enforcing immigration laws, calling them "great patriots" and telling them, "We love you, we support you, we will always have your back."

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President Trump is taking aim at Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, saying he is unhappy over the central bank's decision to raise interest rates.

"I'm not thrilled with his raising of interest rates, no. I'm not thrilled," Trump told Reuters in an interview.

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Left Of The Dial #593 - Nowhere Or Las Vegas

This week we feature new music from Kamasi Washington. The saxophonist and composer has appeared on albums from Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar. His past compositions include a nearly three-hour long piece titled The Epic. His latest album is merely two discs worth of material, and its titled Heaven and Earth , and it explores the duality between looking outward and looking in. Left of the Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11pm and Saturdays from noon-2 on KRCU. Thanks, Pete!

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Focus on Southeast

You can watch the latest edition of the program featuring Dr. Vargas on our YouTube Channel.

As Heard on Fresh Air

Aretha Franklin: The 'Fresh Air' Interview

Aretha Franklin is more than a woman, more than a diva and more than an entertainer. Aretha Franklin is an American institution. Franklin has received plenty of honors over her decades-spanning career — so much so that the chalice of accolades runneth over. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom , the nation's highest civilian honor, in 2005. And Franklin sang "My Country, 'Tis Of Thee" at President Barack...

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All Songs TV

GREAT NEW MUSIC VIDEOS, PICKED BY ALL SONGS CONSIDERED HOSTS BOB BOILEN AND ROBIN HILTON